“The Encouragement Popery Had Met With”

Jason K. Duncan

in Citizens or Papists?

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print October 2005 | ISBN: 9780823225125
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823236930 | DOI:

Series: Hudson Valley Heritage

“The Encouragement             Popery Had Met With”

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This chapter focuses on anti-Catholicism in New York during the years leading up to the Revolutionary War. In rebelling against Britain, Patriots implicitly rejected all European authority, the alliance with France notwithstanding. Whether the new republican state of New York would allow Catholics, with their ecclesiastical connections to Rome, to be full citizens was yet to be determined. However, it must have occurred to Catholics in the state, as they began to work toward opening New York's first Catholic Church since the days of Dongan and Leisler, that they had indeed lived through a revolution.

Keywords: American Catholics; anti-Catholicism; colonial New York; Patriots; republicanism; Revolutionary War

Chapter.  8016 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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